#1
Pretty much that. I've had a few incidents where I got really into my playing, moving around and such, and my strap came loose. I'd rather not completely FUBAR my bass just yet, so I'm investing in some strap locks. Are the Schallers worth it?
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#2
Yes they are, $25 bucks really isn't that much?
I prefer dimazio cliplock straps personally though.
Although on certain guitar body's the plastic clips rub the finish I've heard. But I REALLY whip my guitars around and I feel confident in the cliplocks.
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#3
Yes
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#5
A hint. When fitting it to the strap use a shifter on the clip and a spanner on the nut and lock it down nice and tight.
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#7
You only have to do it once. How lazy are you?
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#8
nah it kept coming undone, no matter how many times i tightened it with a spanner. and yes, i had a washer under the nut. plus i didn't like the design of them anyway. i prefer the pin of the dunlops that locks into the strap button.
#10
Quote by NakedInTheRain
nah it kept coming undone, no matter how many times i tightened it with a spanner. and yes, i had a washer under the nut. plus i didn't like the design of them anyway. i prefer the pin of the dunlops that locks into the strap button.
Maybe you have the upper body strength of a spider monkey? You can lean on the spanner pretty hard with them. I've got some that have been on the same strap for over 20 years and they haven't budged.
Were you holding the clip with a shifter as you tightened the nut? That's how to get some real force into the equation.
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#11
Thanks guys.
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#12
I also prefer the Dunlops. Feel way more solid than the Schallers. Schallers come undone over time, I've never had to mess w/ dunlops.
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#13
I still use the first set of Schallers I bought in 1999 and the work great still
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#14
I have some on my strat, Zeppelinn I thing, they are pretty sweet, I really like the design.
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#15
If you're worried about price, there are homemade alternatives with washers, or there are these plastic clips you can buy, but for the life of me can't remember who makes them...
But straplocks are a must IMO.
#16
As a non-drinker, take my post with a grain of salt:

Apparently "Grolsh"-brand beer is a great solution. The method of sealing the beer-bottle is some fancy-mechanism. A perfectly-sized washer to put under the stock strap buttons and over the strap comes on each and every single bottle, and straps NEVER come off.

It requires a screw driver on your guitar to remove your strap, but it is not coming off otherwise. End of story.
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#17
The dunlops are they only ones i have tried and i think theyre pretty good considerating how cheap they are.Not the prettiest tho for sure.
#18
People will probably argue with me but I've always preferred the Planet Waves Planet Lock straps over actual strap locks.
#20
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As a non-drinker, take my post with a grain of salt:

Apparently "Grolsh"-brand beer is a great solution. The method of sealing the beer-bottle is some fancy-mechanism. A perfectly-sized washer to put under the stock strap buttons and over the strap comes on each and every single bottle, and straps NEVER come off.

It requires a screw driver on your guitar to remove your strap, but it is not coming off otherwise. End of story.


As a drinker, I can confirm that the red washer from the Grolsch flip-top lids is a perfect straplock alternative. Grolsch is also delicious, and not that far away from Grohl, and who doesn't like Dave Grohl?
#21
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A hint. When fitting it to the strap use a shifter on the clip and a spanner on the nut and lock it down nice and tight.


I throw in some thread lock for good measure
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#22
Agreed with the grolsch beer washer.

Drink a beer get a straplock free.

Mine have been on for about 10 years. They are easy to switch over between guitars if needed as well.

I know this is unscientific...but I have seen strap locks come loose (and also heard about people complaining) + one guy at least in this thread have problems with em.

And 25 bucks vs free/1 buck. Who buys strap locks if they are not worth 25 times the value of the Grolsch washer?

Not to mention..you feel the washer became old and u don't trust it? Buy a beer!

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#23
i lost the washer and nut on my schaller's, but you can still put the strap on the strap button and then clip the clip over it.

sure it looks ugly, but super secure